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to engage in quiet rea reflection, he is surd by his wife michelle and three children, joining me now to take a measure of this man, are two people who knew nelson mandela very well, rick stengel is a former managing editor of time and coauthor of mandela's autobiography, long walk to freedom and also mandela's way, lessons on life, love and courage, jerry inzerillo is president and ceo of img artist and a close friend of mandela's in a moment we will not only be joined by them but former mayor of new york city, david dinkins. >> let me begin with you, jerry, you knew nelson mandela for 20 years. >> 22 years. >> rose: godfather to your daughter. >> yes. >> rose: near the father, know the family. >> yes. very well. >> rose: tell me how they are handling this, because they have to have expected it. >> yes. i think it is clear to see that, you know, especially with respect to mrs. michelle he is a very gracious, elegant woman, very dignified woman, you know, mrs. mandela, win any mandela the girls, nani, zuni they have been beautiful through this whole process. i think there is a profoun
to learn from him. to his family, michelle and i, tend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us. his life work meant long days away from those who loved him most. and i only hope that the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people of south africa who draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself. that's an example to the world and that's madiba's legacy to the nation he loved. we will not likely see the like of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set, to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. so now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived who took history and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our st
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